Ty had a pretty uneventful day today. We had one minor scare around 8PM when his face and arms turned red as a lobster, but I remembered hearing about "red man syndrome" before and it is associated with the antibiotics he is on... so I wasn't too concerned. The nurses came in, followed by a slew of residents who ordered a gazillion unnecessary tests. All he needed was a little benadryl and Ty was back to normal.
Other than that, it was a nice, quiet day. Ty began his steroid taper today, which is the most promising news we've had lately. We have steroids to thank for that gorgeous dark hair that's coming in, but we also have steroids to thank for the infections, the mood swings, the myopathy and those beyond puffy cheeks! Ty will begin looking and acting more like himself once he is off the steroids. And, we will be able to begin a more aggressive physical therapy regimen to work on the atrophy in his arms and legs. The atrophy has gotten so bad that his poor arm is covered in broken blood vessels just from the blood pressure cuff. That just started happening today. I can't wait to see him build up his strength in his limbs again. I think it will do wonders for him mentally.
Here are a couple of recent pictures. Super Ty at home in full costume thanks to an amazing care package Ty recently received, and there's another one from him in the hospital today when he first came back from radiation therapy.
Goodnight wishes, hugs and kisses from TY!